Sunday, June 2, 2013


Another week and I'll be done with the second draft of my contracted suspense due to the publisher the end of the summer. But as I'm wrapping up round two, I'm suddenly hit with a dream plot for a romantic comedy. By dream plot, I mean I actually dreamed it. 

 I love the concept, and I want to write it. But the premise is a bit far-fetched. Not horribly far-fetched, just a bit. It kind of treads Nick Hornby About a Boy territory. Not the plot, but the far-fetched aspect. I've never written romantic comedy or any comedy other than the Girl with the Cat Tattoo, so I started thinking of comedy books and movies, and it occurred to me that they all have a bit of a far-fetched element.  In writing suspense, especially crime fiction, you have to be so careful to keep it real, but is it okay to step outside that with romantic comedy?  I'm thinking it is? 


  1. Is there any chance you will write a third Pale Immortal book and let us get to know Evan's and Rachel's son? I love those books and all the characters sol much.

    1. Aww, thanks for asking. my publisher at the time wasn't interested in book three of the trilogy. i've considered self-publishing the third (which isn't written), but i've decided against it simply because the storyline hasn't been very popular with readers. that's the unfortunate truth. i loved the characters and that world, but the books just never found a readership. i'm glad you enjoyed the first two. i have thought about writing something short, like a novella that wraps it all up, but i hate to even mention that because i'll probably never have the time to work on it!